EDUCATE cohorts to showcase at this year’s FUTUREBOOKLIVE conference

Six of the EDUCATE programme’s most successful companies are to showcase their products and services at the annual Bookseller conference, FUTUREBOOKLIVE, on November 30.

The participants will be on hand to talk to more than 400 publishing professionals about their work, and how different platforms can be used to facilitate the accessing of content and information.

EDUCATE was asked to participate following its launch at the Bett Show in January, this year, when conference organisers saw a connection between EdTech and the future of publishing.

Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s director, will deliver a keynote speech at FUTUREBOOKLIVE and take part in a discussion about the future of learning.

Professor Luckin said: “Our participation is FUTUREBOOKLIVE is a departure from our usual activities, but it is a very important one, as we showcase the many opportunities that EdTech has to offer. We will always welcome the chance to discuss and debate the issues around the future of learning with a wider audience and this is a perfect platform to do so.”

The six EDUCATE cohort members who will be showcasing are:

  1. Structural Learning, a cognitive scaffold that helps students build lasting, conceptual knowledge

  2. EvidenceB, which is developing digital modules that include tests, activities and dashboards, based on specific topics of school curriculum (math, language, science)

  3. Wizenoze, a fast growth EdTech start-up, which has developed the Web for Classrooms (WfC), a unique technology that provides students worldwide with access to an internet that they can read and fully understand

  4. My Cognition, which has designed, developed and tested apps to monitor and improve cognitive fitness

  5. Project Kitchen Table, which helps improve the poor communication and mental health being passed down the generations through a digital conversation partner

  6. Edval, a company offering tools for schools to automate construction of perfect times-tables

The FUTUREBOOKLIVE conference will include PitchEd, an annual competition open to all EdTech start-ups. Five finalists will pitch to an audience of publishing executives, with the winner receiving £1,000 in prize money, sponsored by EDUCATE, and an additional £1,000 in expert PR support from Mango Marketing.

Start-ups will be judged on their innovation in the education sector, as well as their growth and achievements over the last year. Four highly experienced judges will judge entries and provide individual feedback to finalists at the conference.

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